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04-26-2016, 08:10 AM
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Posted By Monterey10

Old gas?

Old gas?
04-26-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Monterey10

Controls

I've replaced several units with Teleflex or Morse units. The Teleflex was designed to adapt to OMC or Mercruiser. The trick was making sure that you buy the model that fits the rough opening. IE...
03-05-2016, 06:36 PM
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Posted By Monterey10

Most of the boats made in Oregon are aluminum. ...

Most of the boats made in Oregon are aluminum. Many are river boats.
02-13-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By Monterey10

Cool Mercruiser outdrive gear ratio ??

The boat is a Trophy 2352 with a 5.7 engine.

At half throttle, The engine is a 4200 RPMs, the max. So, I've tried different propellers but the engine is still prone to over revving. I think...
02-05-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Monterey10

Searay has good support. I would ask them for a...

Searay has good support. I would ask them for a starting point.
02-05-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By Monterey10

Bomar

Some of Bomars Fiber resin hatches are pretty strong. With any of them, look at the quality of the latches.:joincc:
02-05-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By Monterey10

Bomard

Some of Bomars Fiber resin hatches are pretty strong. With any of them, look at the quality of the latches.:joincc:
12-22-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By Monterey10

If it becomes impossible to run wires, you could...

If it becomes impossible to run wires, you could go with an LED battery anchor light.
08-25-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By Monterey10

Water pump

The typical problem with the Alpha one, GII is that the water pump base plate leaks air bubbles into the cooling water. The motor will show normal temps, but actually, you'll be overheating the...
08-21-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,655
Posted By Monterey10

This is why I run the outdated Mercruiser. ...

This is why I run the outdated Mercruiser. Parts are cheap, cheap cheap....
08-11-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By Monterey10

Fuel

I had problems running the new blends of alcohol fuel in the older Johnson's. Fuel lines, carb parts and fuel pumps dissolved.
07-17-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By Monterey10

89

Most all of the 80s boats were built with wood. You would need to get up to the year 2000 or so when the MFGs switched to composite materials. If I was looking for a center console, I would...
07-17-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By Monterey10

Teleflex

I would call Teleflex and ask their opinions. Many of their units can be configured for different engines. I would replace the cables and shift mechanism. Sometimes you will find good deals on...
04-30-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 17,230
Posted By Monterey10

Red face Bearing

A friend suggested that the alignment process was to straighten the bearing as much as adjusting the engine up and down. The bearing is in a colar that allows the bearing to rotate to find true.
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04-30-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 17,230
Posted By Monterey10

Question Mercruiser finding engine rough alignment ?

A 96 Mercruiser 5.7. The engine had been out by the PO. I put in a new gimble bearing. When I check the alignment, the tool gets stuck long before it bottoms out.. It's very hard to remove. So,...
11-24-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,716
Posted By Monterey10

Question 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Beep Code

When I first turn the engine on, I get 5 beeps coming from an area under the steering wheel. When I shut the engine off, I get the same 5 beeps. I searched the net on this, but I haven't seen...
10-13-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,234
Posted By Monterey10

People focus on mounting the downrigger and not...

People focus on mounting the downrigger and not handling the fishing lines and release clips. YOU DONT want to be reaching out behind the boat, trying to hook a line to a cable. Mount the...
10-13-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By Monterey10

Spacers

The factory ones are large plastic washers. I've seen people use blocks of Mahogany or Teak. I've had boats that put the control at odd angles. So, I've sanded down blocks of Mahogany using a...
10-12-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By Monterey10

Starters fail for several reason. The most...

Starters fail for several reason. The most common is that the battery, cables or solenoid have problems.

On some boats, the starter are exposed to bilge water, either dripping down onto the...
09-23-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,171
Posted By Monterey10

Check Balls

Doug Russell has the microfiche on these units. You could check there...
09-22-2012, 02:28 PM
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Views: 28,783
Posted By Monterey10

DItto on the above, The 2000 and newer boats...

DItto on the above, The 2000 and newer boats were solid mid tier boats. There's a lot of people using them.

The greatest risk on any older boat is that the engine is bad. You don't want to...
09-14-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By Monterey10

Talking Ownership clubs

I owe quite a bit to the Delta Bayliner Club. They have raft ups out in the San Joaquin delta in different places. On our first night out on our boat, we were rafted up. My wife was starting to...
09-11-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By Monterey10

9.9

Years ago, I bought a Johnson 9.9. Right from new, it was a hard starting motor.
08-27-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By Monterey10

I've compared the "Duckbill" scruppers and the TH...

I've compared the "Duckbill" scruppers and the TH marine/Rabud ball scuppers and found that the Ball scuppers are much, much better. The duckbill got filled with dirt/fishing line etc and failed. ...
08-27-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By Monterey10

The questions for you are: Do you want to keep...

The questions for you are: Do you want to keep the boat on a trailer?. Then 28' would be the max. Do you have a monster truck to tow it? Are you up for the slip fees (Check this closely)

I...
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